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Measure your stoma

During the first 6-8 weeks your stoma will shrink and change in shape and size.

  • An accurate cutting template will help to prevent many skin and leakage problems.
  • If the hole is too big, the skin around the stoma will be exposed to the output and at risk of skin damage.
  • If the hole is too small, the pouch will not adhere securely to the skin.
  • Use your measuring guide once a week to measure the size of your stoma and cut your pouch to the most appropriate size.
  • Some people may find it difficult cutting their pouch and achieving an accurate template.

See below for product recommendations to protect the skin around the stoma when it is changing shape and reducing in size.

Small eakin Cohesive® Seals

The Extra Protector eakin Cohesive® small seals provide maximum skin protection and absorption capacity. They prevent leaks even for those with high fluid content and will help to increase pouch wear time. Ideal for high output stomas, loose or watery output or urostomy

You will be redirected to our US partner’s website to fulfil your sample request.

eakin Cohesive SLIMS®

Your Everyday Seal eakin Cohesive® slims provide everyday skin protection and security from unexpected leaks. Ideal for use as part of a regular stoma routine for added confidence.

You will be redirected to our US partner’s website to fulfil your sample request.